FA Cup: Southend United v Hull City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at Roots Hall

The fourth round draw threw up a fairytale tie for Southend manager Phil Brown. His League Two side’s 4-1 mauling of Championship side Millwall in the last round was rewarded with the opportunity to settle unfinished business with his former employers.

Brown had led the Tigers to the Premier League for the first time in their 104-year history in 2008, but his time there turned sour when the team were relegated and he was sacked in 2010.

Steve Bruce will be wary of Brown’s point to prove, and will be hoping his side, who are performing above expectations in the Premier League, can avoid a cup upset against Brown’s promotion chasers, by producing another comfortable FA Cup away victory, after their 2-0 win against Middlesborough in the previous round.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3.00 pm

PAST MEETINGS:

Hull 3 (Cairney, Altidore, Geovanni) Southend 1 (Moussa), Carling Cup, August 2009.

Hull 4 (Windass 3, Ricketts) Southend 0, Championship, March 2007.

Southend 2 (Harrold, Eastwood) Hull 3 (Parkin, Elliot, Fagan), Championship, October 2006.

STATS:

This will be the first time these two sides have ever met in the FA Cup.

Neither side have ever won the FA Cup or appeared in a final. Hull came closest of the two when they were semi-finalists in 1930.

The last time Southend made it to the Fifth Round was in 1993.

Southend have only lost one of their last fifteen games in all competitions.

ODDS:

Southend to win: 5.1

Hull to win: 1.86

Draw: 3.65

TV: Highlights on ITV at 10.45pm

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